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Lifelong University

Do you want to learn more about film appreciation, political activism, or the food production process? Then UNI's Lifelong University is the program for you. Courses and class formats include four-week, threeweek and one-time workshops.

UNI’s Lifelong University is one example of our commitment to serving Iowans of all ages. The program, geared toward the lifelong learner, will offer non-credit courses taught by retired and current UNI faculty and staff. The courses will be taught on campus or in the community on weekdays.

UNI offers a world-class university education, providing personalized experiences and creating a lifetime of opportunities. So come join us for the adventure, and take a class just for the fun of it!

Persons in lecture

Dates: Sep 5, 12, 19, and 26 
Where Does My Food Come From?
Jenny Bruss

Stack of Books

Dates: Sep 7, 14, 21, and 28
Film Appreciation: A Brief Study of John Frankenheimer
David O'Shields

Books on Shelf

Dates: Sep 11, 18, 25 and Oct 2
Community Organizing and Political Activism
Dr. C. Kyle Rudick

Cinematic Satires

Dates: Oct 10, 17, 24, and 31
Cinematic Satires
Scott Cawelti

Statue of Liberty

Dates:Nov 1, 8, and 15 
Alzheimer's and Related Dementias: A Person-Centered Approach
Dr. Elaine Eshbaugh

Location Addresses

Windcove Western Home
5300 S. Main St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

New Aldaya Lifescapes
7511 University Ave
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Windridge Western Home
5311 Hyacinth Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Gallagher Bluedorn
8201 Dakota St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613


To register for a Lifelong University course, call 319-273-5141 or download the registration form, fill out, and send to: Events Coordination, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St., Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0801.

Registration Policies

Full refunds will be granted prior to the first day of each class. No refunds are allowed once the class has begun.

Minimum class size must be attained to hold class. If a class is cancelled because of low enrollment, a refund will be granted.You will receive a letter indicating which class(es) you are enrolled in. The letter will verify your registration and remind you of the day, time and location of your class. 

UNI Severe Weather Announcements

Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page, The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their websites. See:

For More Information

Visit the Lifelong University website at or call University Events Coordination at 319-273-5141.

The University of Northern Iowa is an equal opportunity employer and educator. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Compliance and Equity Management, 319-273-2846 or